Summer Water Safety Tips for the Great Outdoors Know your location and be aware of potential dangers from open water and inland waterways. Look out for water rescue equipment – it’s always good to know its location just in case you see someone in difficulty. Stay well clear of bank edges - they are often unstable. Never leave children (young or old) unattended around inland water - keep young children within the arm’s reach of an adult. Always keep dogs on their lead when around water. Be careful of barriers and walls around bodies of water- they may be unstable. Always wear a buoyancy aid for activities on the water. If you get into trouble – stay calm, float on your back, call for help. Know and follow the Water Safety Code. Learn basic water safety with our Lifesaver – Lifechanger Toolkit - a free, online, short course to discover skills to enjoy water safely. For more Water Safety Advice for the Great Outdoors click here.